§ 29. Mr. Trotter
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what provisions have been taken to prevent over fishing in the North Sea and for the regulation of quotas.
§ Mr. Bishop
The North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission has agreed total catches and national quotas for North Sea stocks of cod, haddock, whiting, soles, plaice and herring. Regulations are also in force governing minimum mesh sizes and minimum landing sizes for fish. The Commission's Joint Enforcement Scheme helps to regulate these conservation measures.571W